I was brought up in Judaism, and I always felt a closeness to...

I was brought up in Judaism, and I always felt a closeness to God. However, my father passed on shortly after my marriage, and then our eagerly awaited first child was born prematurely and did not survive. I suddenly felt very separate from God and all good. An overwhelming sense of loss pervaded my life, manifested in depression, fear, and an inability to function at work or at home. Later, when I learned that the doctors were not optimistic about our having another baby, my discouragement became very severe.

A friend of my mother's heard of my plight and, knowing my mother's desire to help me, she suggested to her that I might be helped by Christian Science. Later she shared with my mother and me a healing she had experienced through Christian Science. I was willing to try anything that would help me function normally again. So my mother agreed to walk with me to a Christian Science practitioner's office in her neighborhood, for I felt I could not walk alone. She said to call her when I was ready to return.

May 13, 1985

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